Elementary Kids

The Town of Ballston Community Library provides programming for all ages. All programs are free of charge. Certain programs require registration and may have age or space requirements. Registered participants must meet the age requirements for the program but siblings are always welcome.

Registering For Programs: To register for a program please stop at the Library, sign up online or call 399-8174 ext. 3. For our Preschool Programs you are registering for the entire session. Attendance each week is appreciated but not required.

Weather Delays: If the weather is bad, calling before you visit the Library is a good idea. When Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake cancels classes we cancel our programs. Please call ahead or check our website.

Food Allergy Alert (FAA): Please be aware a number of our programs serve refreshments or involve food. Contact Youth Services with questions before registering or attending.


Programs


 Chilly Readers Winter Reading Challenge
December 17th – January 2nd
Curl up with a good book and earn prizes! Complete a Chilly Readers BINGO Card for a chance to win prizes.

Winter Birds
Wednesday, December 28 at 1:30 PM
Join us to learn a bit about our fine feathered friends and listen to a bird story. Then create a large 3-D scene of winter bird habitats. *Registration required for grades K-5.

Read To Leela
Wednesday, December 28 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Read to Leela, a certified therapy dog, who loves to listen! This is a drop in program for dog lovers of all ages.

ABC’s of the Sky
Wednesday, February 22 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
In the STARLAB, the students will be introduced to astronomy following the alphabet format from astronaut to Zodiac. The level of vocabulary increases with the grade level of students. Topics covered range from astronomers, telescopes, constellations, planets and space discoveries. For PreK (ages 3 & up) – Grade 2. *Registration required, due to space constraints only registered participants and a limited number of adults will be allowed inside the planetarium, no siblings please.

Moon Walk
Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Inside the STARLAB students will use moon balls to observe each phase of the moon and make predictions as to why we only see parts of the moon during a lunar month. We will also observe each phase of the moon using the STARLAB as well as discuss moon features using moon maps. For grades 3-6. *Registration required, due to space constraints only registered participants and a limited number of adults will be allowed inside the planetarium, no siblings please.

Read To Leela
Wednesday, February 22 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Read to Leela, a certified therapy dog, who loves to listen! This is a drop in program for dog lovers of all ages.

Make Your Own Felt Finger Puppets
Thursday, February 23 at 10:30 AM
Work with the Wonder Room to make your own felt finger puppets. We will be sewing but no experience is necessary. *Registration required, for grades 2 – 6.

Read To Leela
Thursday, February 23 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Read to Leela, a certified therapy dog, who loves to listen! This is a drop in program for dog lovers of all ages.

Book Clubs

For more information about Youth Book Clubs, please click here to go to the Youth Book Clubs page.

Author Adventures Book Club
Thursdays
1/12 & 2/9 at 4:00 PM
*Registration required, for kids in Kindergarten

Brown Bag Book Club
Thursdays
12/1, 1/5 & 2/2 at 4:00 PM
*Registration required, for Grades 1 & 2.

Booking Through Fiction
Thursdays
12/15, 1/19 & 2/16 at 4:00 PM
*Registration required, for grades 3 & 4.

Book Buzz Book Club
Fridays
12/16, 1/20 & 2/17 at 4:00 PM
*Registration required, for grades 5 & 6.


Contact Us

Phone: 518-399-8174 ext. 3
Fax: 518-399-1687
Email: Rebecca at rdarling@sals.edu
Deborah at ddelamater@sals.edu
Jennifer at jlambiase@sals.edu
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